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George Hill pulls out of Team USA minicamp due to “scheduling conflict”

Jul 22, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT

George Hill AP

Indiana point guard George Hill got an invite to the USA basketball minicamp in Las Vegas this week, where Mike Krzyzewski and crew are getting a look at 28 of the best young players in the NBA. Guys that could be part of Team USA in the future.

But Hill has begged out of it due to a “scheduling conflict,” USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo told the Associated Press.

Since we don’t know what “scheduling conflict” really means — unless you think he actually double-booked himself in the off-season opposite trying to impress Team USA staff — I’ll withhold the snide remarks. I’m going to give Hill the benefit of
Colangelo said the same thing — he will withhold judgment on Hill’s future chances to participate with Team USA until he hears the real reason.

Hill had a good season for the Pacers — 14.2 points and 4.7 assists per game, he shot 36.8 percent from three and had a good PER of 16.6.

  1. saint1997 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Really should not have been there in the first place

  2. metalhead65 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    right because there is no way he could have a life in the off season and is actually telling the truth right?

  3. dezglobal - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Guy wants to take a mini vacation I dont blame him.

  4. alexb1234 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    i think he realized he wasn’t going to make the team anyway and why waste his time….im sorry but 14 and 5 does not get you on the olympic team

    • spursareold - Jul 22, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Andre Iguodala 2011-12 – 13p/5.4a – Selected for the Olympic team in 2012.

      • sjbrown8 - Jul 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        George Hill would have just been a Team USA practice body. If spending time with family and resting was on his schedule, then he has all the right in the world to say there is a conflict.

        I’m not sure which wings were up against AI, but let’s consider the PGs in the game who are surefire more likely to be selected to the team in 2014: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Damien Lillard, Russell Westbrook, Stephon Curry and John Wall.

  5. justaregulardoode - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    sjbrown8 don’t put rondo or john wall on tha list they both can’t shoot. Team USA does not put anyone on the them besides bigs that can’t spread the floor. Chris Paul, D-rose and Westbrook will be the point guards, but then again westbrook will play more the 2 of the bench.

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